Energy bills are a sizzling topic right now, just like the temperature on the Northern Territory. With Temperatures set to rise like your energy bills ensure you are doing what you can to keep them on ice.
Energy prices increased by 11.8% from 2012/13 to 2013/14. They are then expected to increase, on average, by 4.4% a year in 2013/14 and 2015/16 in NT which is the lowest rise in all the states, according to AEMC 2013 report. While this is great news for NT you still want to do what you can to lower your carbon emissions which will help reduce your energy bills and save the planet all in one go.
We all know that NT is hot hot hot, being in the tropics most homes will have a A/C unit. Ensure you are cooling your home efficiently by setting your air conditioner to 24 degrees in summer, dress appropriately for the weather and ensure you are maximising shade around your windows with trees and shrubbery.
Cool your home by opening up windows and maximising any breeze blowing through you. You may need to invest in some fly screens on you windows to ensure you’re not creating a second problem to solve.
Insulate your home and ensure you seal up any cracks, if you can feel hot air coming in then cool air will be escaping. A common weak point in NT are loft hatches, ensure these are properly sealed so all your cool air does not escape through.
Check with your current electricity supplier and ensure you are on the best plan, use the comparison websites to compare electricity prices and ensure you get the best deal. You can save over $100 a year just by switching electricity suppliers.
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